Sep 15, 2021

Professor of Psychology

  • Hillsdale College
  • Hillsdale, MI, USA
Full time Biological Cognitive Introduction to Psychology

Job Description

Hillsdale College is seeking a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. Desirous of bringing modern psychology increasingly into conversation with the philosophical and theological tradition of the West, the college and its Department of Psychology are interested in persons who are not just competent researchers and/or therapists, but who are passionate about high liberal learning, intellectual history, and cultivating the life of the mind with students in a conservative and Christian context. Candidates who share these interests and yet have demonstrable experience with modern psychology’s framework, methods, and findings are encouraged to apply. While candidates must hold a Ph.D. or ABD status, the department will consider applications from candidates in areas outside of psychology—e.g., philosophy, theology—provided they have training in psychology at least at the master’s level.

Teaching responsibilities are expected to include introductory psychology, as well as cognitive, developmental, and/or biological psychology, and special topics consistent with the candidate’s interest areas. Experience or openness to teaching statistics and/or research design is also desired. While teaching takes precedence in the department and at the college, the selected candidate will be encouraged and supported in the scholarly activities they wish to undertake.

Complete applications will include the following:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Response to the College’s Mission Statement: Candidates should familiarize themselves with the College’s Mission Statement (https://www.hillsdale.edu/about/mission/) and include a thoughtful response to it addressing their interest and ability to teach in light of its commitments.
  4. Teaching statement
  5. Examples of published research/writing
  6. Three (3) letters of recommendation submitted directly by recommenders
  7. Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial application)

 Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and accepted until December 1, 2021.

Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,500. It is a fully-accredited nonsectarian Christian institution whose faculty are committed to the Western philosophical and theological tradition. We esteem liberal learning and contribute to its continuance through teaching (with an average class size of 18 and a 3/3 teaching load) and mentoring students and by participating in the rich intellectual life on campus. Hillsdale students are known for their love of learning, curiosity, and intellect (average ACT: 32; average incoming GPA: 3.92; 2021 admit rate: 23.41%).  The school is consistently ranked among America’s best colleges by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes, where it has also received an A+ rating for financial stability.

Employer

Hillsdale College

Department

Psychology

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